BOSTON (CBS) – The one sure thing is that this is going to be a beautiful Friday! Some inland neighborhoods will top off at 70 this afternoon. Elsewhere, we can expect high temps in the middle and upper 60′s.
Saturday will be the pick day of the weekend with partly sunny skies and highs remaining on the mild side in the lower and middle 60s.
Sunday will show the first signs of the cold front moving closer from the west and Sandy nearing the region. There will be mainly cloudy skies with showers around, especially later in the day.
Here is the latest on Hurricane Sandy as of early Friday morning.
Gallery: Latest Sandy Forecast Maps
The storm is showing signs of making landfall anywhere between southern New England and the Delmarva Peninsula.
Additionally, the timing still isn’t etched in stone. One model, the EURO, has been sticking to its recent solutions, which is showing a landfall on Monday afternoon/evening near southern New Jersey and the Delmarva Peninsula.
The NAM model is more in line with the GFSx model, suggesting a landfall near NYC/southwestern Connecticut, but that being said, the timing is more in agreement with the EURO.
The GFSx model depicts a landfall on Tuesday morning/afternoon near NYC.
This morning’s synopsis of Sandy – the landfall will be anywhere between Monday afternoon to Tuesday afternoon as a weak CAT 1 hurricane or tropical storm.
It looks like the center of the storm is more likely to aim towards the Delmarva Peninsula to as far north as NYC.
However, we are NOT in the clear just yet.
There is still the outside chance that it has its ‘eye’ on New England.
We will continue to watch the new model runs closely.
With the track looking farther south this morning, we still will need to monitor the coastal flooding potential as well as heavy rain/flooding and damaging winds (tropical storm force will be possible) on Monday and Tuesday.
If the track shifts closer to southern New England, there would be a higher likelihood of damage.